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Real world technology lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy

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RSM invites you to join us for a practical guide for the small and medium-sized business on preparing for adverse weather conditions and natural disasters.

Hurricane Sandy caused billions in lost business revenue and according to climate models, severe weather incidents are on the rise. Businesses may think they are immune to such events; however, fires, earthquakes and hurricanes have each recently presented continuity challenges that have the potential to cripple companies in all industries.

Several disasters have impacted the East Coast in the past decade; while it is difficult to predict the impact of such events, businesses must expect the unexpected. It is likely that at some point, your business will face a disaster that will have the potential to bring your systems and operations to a halt. Is your business prepared for such an event? Learn how to implement or improve upon your plan to restore operations quickly to minimize downtime and potential losses.

This informative event will be held on Dec. 13, and topics to be covered include:

  • Basic disaster recovery strategies for all companies
  • Technology solutions that minimize downtime for key IT services like email
  • Real-life successes and failures from Hurricane Sandy
  • Effective disaster recovery testing techniques
  • The role of IT during a disaster recovery event

Presenters:

Diego Rosenfeld, Principal, RSM
Diego Rosenfeld is a principal in RSM’s technology consulting practice and serves as the practice lead for the IT outsourcing group. He spends most of his time providing CIO advisory and IT strategic planning services to RSM clients. Diego speaks frequently on topics ranging from information security to disaster recovery and has led many of the firm’s cloud computing initiatives.

Troy Harris, Director, RSM
Troy Harris, CBCP, leads RSM's business continuity planning consulting practice. He has over 14 years of business continuity planning experience, and he is a frequent speaker on disaster mitigation and recovery planning concepts. He has helped organizations from various industries to be better prepared for disasters by assisting them to develop, test and enhance their Business Continuity Plan (BCP).

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